All You Need to Know About Europa Cup Prize Money

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All You Need to Know About Europa Cup Prize Money.

Europa Cup Prize Money:  The UEFA Europa League (abbreviated as UEL) is a very popular football competition in the world of football. It is organized by UEFA since 1971 for Qualified European football clubs. Clubs are eligible for the competition based on their performance in their national leagues and cup competitions. It is the second-tier competition of European club football, rating below the UEFA Champions League.

Europa Cup


Formerly called the UEFA Cup, the competition has been known as the UEFA Europa League since the 2009–10 seasons, following a change in format.

For UEFA footballing records purposes, the UEFA Cup and UEFA Europa League are considered the same competition, with the change of name being simply a rebranding.

In 1999, the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup was abolished and merged with the UEFA Cup. For the 2004–05 competition a group stage was added prior to the knockout phase.

The 2009 re-branding included a merge with the UEFA Intertoto Cup, producing an enlarged competition format, with an expanded group stage and a change in qualifying criteria.

The winner of the UEFA Europa League qualifies for the UEFA Super Cup and, since the 2014–15 seasons, the following season’s UEFA Champions League, entering at the group stage.

Europa cup prize money

UEFA has announced that a total of €399.8 million will be shared among clubs participating in the UEFA Europa League (that includes clubs in qualifying round). We take a look at where do this €399.8m comes from and what system UEFA uses to distribute this money among clubs from all around Europe.

Before we get into the distribution system, we take a look at how this money is generated. The gross revenue from all UEFA’s club competition is centralized and put in a single pot. UEFA estimates the revenue and for 2017-18 seasons Champions League, Europa League, and Super Cup to be estimated at around €2.35 billion.

From that total gross revenue, UEFA deducts 12% (€282m) to cover admin and competition-related costs. Another 8.5% (€199.7m) to be distributed to clubs and FAs in solidarity payments.

From the remaining €1.86 billion another 8% is reserved for European football and remains with UEFA. Rest €1.718 billion is distributed among clubs in both the Champions League and Europa League. Champions League gets a bigger share of around €1.3 billion while the Europa league gets around €399.8 million.

UEFA Europa League 2018 Prize Money

So the total of €399.8 million allocated for the Europa League is distributed in two pots with a ratio of 60:40. A). Fixed Amount of payments. B). Market Share (Variable payments).

Fixed Amount Payments (€239.8 million)

This pot is distributed among all Europa league participants on how and where they finish in the competition.

Market Pool Payments (€160 million)

Distributed according to the proportional value of the domestic tv market from which the club is from. For example Teams from England, Spain, and Germany get larger chunk while teams from Ukraine, Belgium, etc get less money.

So what are the potential earnings of Europa League winners?

Winners of Europa League can earn roughly €13 to €15.71 million in fixed amount payment, depending on their performances. Plus they can earn another €10 to €30 million on market pool payment depending on the country the club comes from.

For example, if Manchester United were to win the Europa League they can earn around €15 million from fixed amount portion and another €12 to €30 million (depending on the country the club comes from) in market pool taking their potential earnings from Europa League somewhere between €25m to €45 million if they were to win the competition.

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